Men’s Health Week 2017

From 12-18 June, Spectrum marked Men’s Health Week – a week to focus on health issues which more commonly affect men, and what we can do to reduce risk. This year’s campaign, led by the Men’s Health Forum, focused on abdominal obesity (belly fat) – this is the most dangerous type of fat, and most […]

Spectrum makes the shortlist for Patient Safety Awards

Three Spectrum services have made this year’s shortlist for the Patient Safety Awards, which will be held in Manchester on Tuesday 4 July. This fantastic achievement exemplifies Spectrum’s commitment to providing high-quality patient care across our community and secure settings. Our finalists in each category are: HMP & YOI Styal – Clinical Governance and Risk […]

Spectrum People join the crowds for Wakefield Armed Forces Day

Charity volunteers from Spectrum People joined community partners and families across the district to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Wakefield on 18 June. Led by Spectrum People Co-ordinator, Fran Taylor, the team of volunteers organised a book raffle to raise funds for the charity’s community initiatives across Wakefield (including the Café and Chat project, which […]

Spectrum join Changing Lives as new providers for York Drug & Alcohol service

Spectrum Community Health will join national charity Changing Lives as the new providers of drug and alcohol services in York from 1 June. Spectrum and Changing Lives are already working in partnership on substance misuse services in North Yorkshire and will now take over drug and alcohol services in York, commissioned by the City of […]

International Nurses Day 2017

Each year, 12 May marks International Nurses Day – a day which commemorates the birth of Florence Nightingale and celebrates the hard work of nurses across the world. The work of our nurses supports Spectrum’s core services in the community and in the health and justice system, providing key patient care across a broad range […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

From 8-14th  May, Spectrum is supporting Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme, “Surviving or Thriving?” invites us to consider a wider understanding of mental wellbeing. This week, we’ll be spreading the message on social media about good mental health and sharing helpful tips you can follow at home and at work – including easy […]

Spectrum joins the Wakefield Community Safety Partnership

Spectrum’s Andy Simms has been appointed by Nova to take up the role of third sector representative at the Wakefield Community Safety Partnership (CSP). Building on Andy’s existing role as a Community Development Practitioner, Andy will support the CSP’s commitment and focus on crime prevention, tackling antisocial behaviour and safeguarding vulnerable people to create safer […]

Sign up for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Spectrum is working in partnership with Wakefield Council to launch a free book-gifting scheme for families in Airedale and Ferry Fryston on 3 May. The ‘Dolly Parton Imagination Library’ will launch at Airedale Library on Wednesday 3 May, where eligible families can sign up to receive one free book per month for their baby until […]

Ageing Well Roadshows launch in Wakefield

Older residents in Wakefield will receive a wealth of tips and advice on staying well in later life through a series of ‘ageing well’ events in May. Spectrum Community Health has joined Age UK Wakefield District and WDH to launch roadshows promoting healthier lifestyles in later life, including advice and information on gentle exercise, nutrition, […]

Spectrum’s Linda treks to Everest

Spectrum’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Harris, is setting off on a 12-day trekking adventure in April to Mount Everest Base Camp, to raise funds for our charity, Spectrum People. The strenuous 120km journey will take Linda and her family deep into the beautiful Himalayan landscape, hiking through mountainside villages and ancient monasteries on the way to […]